The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust was established in 1995 to promote the development of a broad waterway park, which will link the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the river Great Ouse in Bedford through a series of waterway parks. It will include pathways and green space designed to meet the needs of all who enjoy rambling, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and those who simply like to chill out next to the waterway park.
Bedford Borough Council are consulting the public about a new strategy for the town centre. This will determine how the town centre develops in the future and is an important document. The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway is not included in the draft strategy. Please support our project by responding to the consultation and asking … Continue reading “Having your say on Bedford Town Centre Masterplan”
Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust has been awarded a grant of £8,300 by Central Bedfordshire Council Green Infrastructure Planning Obligations Fund to help fund its initiative to mark the route of the Waterway Park with thematic wood carvings and information points. The award will help to fund 3 benches and a number of carved … Continue reading “Press Release – Waterway Trust Awarded Grant”
At the AGM in June we heard from Peter Walker from the Canal and River Trust about the Environment Agency navigations transfer project which could see a number of important navigations transfer across to the canal and River Trust, including the Great Ouse in Bedford. The two organisations are working closely together on this project … Continue reading “Update on transfer of Environment Agency assets to the Canal and River Trust”
The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Park could be the central feature which links a number of new villages south of Milton Keynes and in the Marston Vale. As one of its options for providing new homes Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan consultation proposes a series of new villages in the Marston Vale and near … Continue reading “Waterway Park proposed at the heart of new villages”
At its Board Meeting on 25th May 2017 the Trust agreed an updated to the Business Plan, which will guide our activities during 2017/18. The Plan includes progress on the key tasks we set ourselves last year and establishes some new activities for this coming year including: • Develop initiatives to help members become more … Continue reading “Trust approve updated Business Plan”